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Seagal’s Section – HVWPLR v Hawthorn

Round 3 - Altona v Hawthorn WPLR By Phoebe Rothfield Our Altona Hockey Club WPLR girls travelled across the bridge on a warm and sunny Sunday to take on Hawthorn HC, currently unbeaten in the competition and on top of the ladder. Our girls started off the game...

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ANZAC Day Games vs MCC

ANZAC Day Games vs MCC

Thank-you to all who joined us on ANZAC Day last week at the Snakepit. While it was always going to be a sombre mood for the day, it was great to see a big crowd for our Service and both Premier League games. Unfortunately we couldn't get the results on the pitch with...

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Premier League Rd 3 – Live Stream!

Premier League Rd 3 – Live Stream!

This Sunday is our first live streamed game of the year! See our Premier League Men and Women take on Hawthorn Hockey Club. First up our women take on the star-studded Hawks, containing ex-Hockeyroos Claire Messent, Kary Chau and Emily Hurtz, as well as ex-Jillaroo...

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Congratulations Kieran Symons 50 Games!

Congratulations Kieran Symons 50 Games!

This weekend when our Premier League men take on Hawthorn it will be Kieran Symons 50th game! This is a great achievement for Kieran, coming the whole way through the Altona junior system, and following in the footsteps of his father, club legend and dual premiership...

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Congratulations Josh Horton 50 Games

Congratulations Josh Horton 50 Games

This week Josh Horton plays his 50th Premier League game for the AHC against MCC at the Snakepit! Over his first 50 games he has made an incredible start, making a position in the midfield his own on the way to the finals campaign in 2014. Join us at 2pm for all of...

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ANZAC Day at the AHC

ANZAC Day at the AHC

ANZAC Day at AHC ANZAC Day holds a special place in Australia’s history and we are proud to be holding Premier League games at home on Saturday. The Altona RSL is a great supporter of the Altona Hockey Club especially in their capacity as Junior Development partner....

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Pat Phillips’ 100 Games

Pat Phillips’ 100 Games

Apart from being round 1 tomorrow it is also a big game for our #hvmpl side with Patrick Phillips playing his 100th game! Since his debut in 2009 Pat has cemented his spot as one of our key strikers on the pitch, as well as contributing a lot to the club off the...

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Round 1 at the Snakepit

Round 1 at the Snakepit

Round 1 is finally here for our senior players! We are already off to a flying start with both of our men's Masters team securing wins on Monday night (our Women's Master's had a well deserved rest with a bye), but the action picks up this weekend! Facing off in a...

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Altona HC Cricket Challenge

Altona HC Cricket Challenge

AHCOC tied with AHCYC 153 runs a piece The inaugural Altona HC Cricket Challenge ended in controversy on Sunday. While the AHCYC thought they had won the match, an audit of the scores today has seen the match actually ending in a tie, with both teams ending on 153...

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Inaugural Fundraising Gala Wrap

Inaugural Fundraising Gala Wrap

The Inaugural Altona Hockey Club Fundraising Gala saw over 200 guests flock to Burbank Headquarters in Altona for a night of glamour, celebrities and music. The ladies looked amazing, and the gents looked sharp, as they arrived on the blue carpet to the flashes of A’s...

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2014 Fundraising Gala

2014 Fundraising Gala

Thank you for supporting the Altona Hockey Club by purchasing tickets to the inaugural Fundraising Gala. Please pass on this information to others on your table. Dress code is semi-formal (same as AHC Presentation Night). Bar will only be accepting cash. No EFTPOS...

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Announcement – Men’s Premier League Coach

Announcement – Men’s Premier League Coach

The Board of the Altona Hockey Club, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Newell as the Men's Premier League Head Coach for 2015. Ben has been an integral part of the men's coaching panel under Ben Guy for the last 2 seasons. Ben has previously been an...

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Andrew Scanlon selected for Australia U21’s

Andrew Scanlon selected for Australia U21’s

Altona Premier League gun player, Andrew Scanlon, has been named in Australia’s U/21 Mens squad, the Burras, for a tournament in Malaysia next month. The tournament is an opportunity for the squad to gain international experience, and will be viewed by selectors as a...

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U14 Shield Girls Win Premiership!

U14 Shield Girls Win Premiership!

Altona went into the final against Footscray as underdogs, after two narrow losses to them during the season. They had only conceded a total of 8 goals against them and we knew it would be difficult to break through their defence. The Altona girls made a shaky start,...

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A’s go down to slick Camberwell

A’s go down to slick Camberwell

Altona's finals dream turned into a night mare, after getting thrashed 5-1 by Camberwell on Sunday at the State Hockey Centre in Parkville. The heart-stopping last gasp draw against Doncaster the previous week to secure the A's their first Premier League finals...

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Junior Semi-Final Reports

U14 Girls The under 14 girls have had a great season this year. We ended second on the ladder, 1 point behind Footscray and hit the most goals in the league. In the semi-final, we faced a strong Camberwell side, who had spent all season at the top of the ladder until...

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A Note From the Self-Proclaimed Leader of the Blue & Gold Army

A Note From the Self-Proclaimed Leader of the Blue & Gold Army

AUGUST IS OVER, SO THAT MEANS IT'S A-TEMBER!!!! AND A-TEMBER MEANS FINALS HOCKEY!!!!Spring is here... that smell of freshly cut grass.. the temperature is a little warmer... it's almost time to get your bag of fruit or pretty frock ready for the horse racing.... but...

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Women’s Premier League Finish Season Strongly

The game between the A's WPL and Doncaster had no bearing on the finals.  However, the improving Altona outfit were desperate to finish the season on a good note against a good, talented team. Altona, as has been the pattern in recent games surprised the opposition...

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Premier League Men Make Finals for First Time in 11 Years

Premier League Men Make Finals for First Time in 11 Years

Altona Hockey Club's Mens Premier League side has made finals for the first time in 11 years after a come from behind draw against Doncaster on Saturday. A large loyal contingent from the A's made the trek out to Donvale for the season defining match, and made sure...

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Altona A’s closing in on finals berth

Altona A’s closing in on finals berth

Article by Lance Jenkinson - Star Weekly. Altona is just 70 minutes away from its first Hockey Victoria men’s top-flight finals appearance since 2003. The A’s need only to draw with fifth-placed Doncaster in the last home-and-away round at the Doncaster Regional...

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Altona Out-Class the Reigning Premiers at Home

Altona Out-Class the Reigning Premiers at Home

Altona royalty were in the crowd on Saturday and they saw a slick, professional performance from the Premier League side. With the 20 year reunion of the 1994 State League Premiership side on Saturday, Altona had an extra bit of inspiration to win against cross-town...

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Fair Go, Sport! Round

Fair Go, Sport! Round

Altona is proud to be a Fair go, Sport! club, and recently Taylah Brennan has been involved a photoshoot with other Victorian Goalkeepers supporting Gus Johnston and the Fair go, Sport! message to keep homophobia out of sport - and particularly hockey. It is always a...

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Altona Keep Finals Hopes Alive

Altona have kept their finals hopes alive, recording a 2-1 win over Essendon at Grant Reserve on Saturday. The A's got off to a slow start, and looked like they may be as sluggish as they were during their loss to cellar-dwellars Mentone, but were kept in the game by...

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Matthew Guest will play for Canada at Commonwealth Games

Matthew Guest will play for Canada at Commonwealth Games

Article from the Hobsons Bay Leader - By Damien Ratcliffe ALTONA hockey player Matthew Guest will hit the pitch at this week’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but not as a Kookaburra. The 29-year-old will be representing Canada, his mother’s birth country, in his...

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Altona hold Greensborough to draw

Altona hold Greensborough to draw

Altona drew with top of the ladder Greensborough in a hard fought contest at Plenty Park on Saturday. Greensborough dominated early, creating multiple scoring opportunities. Goal keeper Tom Pinnegar was solid, saving several shots, before one got through, giving...

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Altona Men Shocked by Mentone at Home

Altona Men Shocked by Mentone at Home

Altona’s Mens Premier League was disappointing in their 0-3 loss to bottom placed Mentone on Sunday at Grant Reserve. It was even more disappointing for the many fans who turned out at home for veteran Tyson Priddle’s 250th Premier League appearance. Altona started...

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Altona beat Southern but lose skipper

Altona beat Southern but lose skipper

After returning to the winner's list last week, Altona Hockey Club made it two in a row, with a 3-1 victory over Southern United at Moorabbin on Saturday. Altona went in as favourites, with Southern United in tenth position with just two wins this season, but have...

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Altona Overcome Hawthorn at Home

Altona Overcome Hawthorn at Home

After a winless six match streak, Altona's Mens Premier League side returned to the winners list, with a hard fought victory over Hawthorn at home on Sunday. Hawthorn started the match well, and dominated possession early. Altona's defence managed to keep them out...

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Altona shocks Doncaster at the Snakepit

Altona shocks Doncaster at the Snakepit

After a surprise draw to last years wooden-spooners Powerhouse/St.Kilda the previous round, Altona's Premier League girls used a 9-day break to reset for what would be a tough match against a young and skilful Doncaster outfit. The A girls started strongly being lead...

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Facilities Development Fund

Facilities Development Fund

The Altona Hockey Club is embarking on an ambitious facility development program over the next 3 years that will involve an upgrade of our change rooms facilities. To assist with this initiative the club has registered a project with the Australian Sports Foundation...

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Women held to draw against Powerhouse

Women held to draw against Powerhouse

After a big loss to Waverley over the weekend, Altona's Premier League girls were searching for redemption on Wednesday night against an improved Powerhouse outfit at the SNHC. Altona got off to a cracking...

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Powerhouse overcomes fast finishing Altona

Powerhouse overcomes fast finishing Altona

Altona will be glad to see the back of Powerhouse for the remainder of the season, after the team from St. Kilda beat the boys in blue and gold for the second time in seven days. Altona started the brighter...

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Mixed Results Against Waverley

After a stellar start to the season, where the side won the first seven matches, Altona's Mens Premier League side has had a less successful couple of matches. The fixture has seen Altona with two midweek matches in this fortnight, meaning they play four matches over...

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Premier League Take on the Bombers

Premier League Take on the Bombers

Altona Hockey Club's Mens Premier League side continued their stellar star to the season with a sixth straight win over Essendon on Saturday. The A's had a strong start, dominating possession early, probing several times into the Essendon defence, testing their...

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Altona take down ‘Burra in Ballarat

Altona take down ‘Burra in Ballarat

Altona Hockey Club's Mens Premier League Side remains undefeated, recording their fifth straight win, against another undefeated team, Greensborough, at Ballarat on Saturday. In veteran defender, Mathew Higgins' 300th Premier League match, Altona and Greensborough...

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Premier League in Ballarat & Mat Higgins’ 300th Game

Premier League in Ballarat & Mat Higgins’ 300th Game

This weekend is a huge one for the AHC! Our Premier League teams are taking top-level hockey to Ballarat, playing their home games against Greensborough at the Ballarat Hockey Centre. The AHC has a proud tradition of country players, as well as playing home games in...

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Mixed Results at Mentone

Altona's Premier League Men side travelled to Mentone, the biggest road trip in the competition, chock full of confidence after a brilliant start to the season. Heading to the "Sand Pit" with three wins under their belt, the Seagulls were raging hot favourites against...

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Premier League Take Points at Home

Premier League Take Points at Home

A big home crowd was on hand to see Altona record victories in both Premier League matches on Saturday afternoon. The men side recorded its third win of the season, holding off a determined Southern United, while the young Womens squad beat Toorak-East Malvern in a...

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Taking Premier League Hockey to Ballarat

Taking Premier League Hockey to Ballarat

The Altona Hockey Club is taking it's Round 3 Premier League home games against Greensborough Hockey Club to the Ballarat Hockey Centre on the 10th of May. This is a great initiative from our club to take Premier League Hockey to the country. We have many country...

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A catch-up with our new recruits

A catch-up with our new recruits

By Chris Porter. Due to the European hockey season running at the opposite time of year to the Australian leagues, teams in the Southern hemisphere often pick up a few ‘internationals’ to help them throughout the year. Here at Altona we have been lucky to have had...

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Premier League Women take down Powerhouse

Premier League Women take down Powerhouse

A mid-week tussle at the State Netball Hockey Centre has seen Altona's Premier League Women take down a spirited Powerhouse/St. Kilda side 4-1.  Altona got off to a flying start with Anisha Kidd taking advantage of a short corner breakdown to give the A's an early...

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Premier League travel to Hawthorn

Premier League travel to Hawthorn

Altona's Mens Premier League side travelled to Hawthorn chock full of confidence after an opening round win against local rivals Footscray last week in the West End Riot. They could not have dreamed of a better start. A foray forward in the first thirty seconds saw...

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Malaysia Tour Diary by Matt Guest

Malaysia Tour Diary by Matt Guest

As a Canadian athlete you represent each and every citizen every time you wear the maple leaf on your sleeve. To represent Canada as a member of this team is an honour we all take great pride in. For 70 minutes we battle against athletes who represent a different...

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Congratulations Andrew Scanlon

Congratulations Andrew Scanlon

Andrew Scanlon has helped Australia qualify for the Youth Olympics, following the qualification tournament Port Vila, Vanuatu. Andrew scored his first goal in his first game for Australia, finishing with a hat-trick against Vanuatu and two against Fiji in big wins. In...

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Registration Now Open for 2014

  All members are required to register online for the 2014 season. The link to register is on the home page of the Altona Hockey Club web site or can be accessed by clicking here or on the link in the sidebar. If you played with Altona in 2013, click Login. You...

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Steph Gracie Cup & Snake Pit Challenge

Steph Gracie Cup & Snake Pit Challenge

by Brian Fanning. Despite the searing heat, the YC/YS and OC sides took to the field and played some entertaining hockey on Saturday evening. As most expected, the Young Sheilas took out the first game 4-1 and the Young Crew took out the mens game 3-1. While the Old...

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2013 Hockey Victoria Stakeholder Survey

Once again Hockey Victoria is seeking all members’ feedback about the 2013 season.  Hockey Victoria invites its members to reflect on the past year and have a say in the future programs and processes for 2014.  This year’s survey is linked to the new strategic plan...

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Season 2013 Review

Season 2013 Review

Thank-you all for another great season! Check out the AHC end of season review below or via our YouTube channel.

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Notice of 2013 AGM

ALTONA HOCKEY CLUB INC. A397 Notice of Annual General Meeting NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of Members of the Altona Hockey Club Inc. will be held at: The Altona Hockey Clubrooms Wednesday 13th November, 2013 7:30pm Start Sugargum Drive Altona PLEASE...

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Zone Challenge teams announced

Congratulations to all Altona players selected for the inaugural Zone Challenge! The inaugural Zone Challenge is a four round competition played from October 18 until November 23. All 10 zones will have representative players in under 12, 14 and 16 teams, playing each...

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Two Seagulls Future Stars in the Making

Two Seagulls Future Stars in the Making

Two young, talented, Altona Premier League players have been chosen in Hockey Australia and Hockey Victoria talent identification programs. Andrew Scanlon and Jessica Brennan have been selected in Futures Squads to try and develop young talent to eventually...

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ABC Grandstand – Fair go, Sport!

ABC Grandstand – Fair go, Sport!

Last night ABC Grandstand did a special on Fair go, sport! The story starts about the 7 min 40 mark. A great example of our sport leading the way on a very important issue.

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2014 Women’s Premier League Coaching Announcement

2014 Women’s Premier League Coaching Announcement

I am pleased to announce that the Board has appointed Greg Drake as the Women's Premier League coach for season 2014. Greg has an impressive coaching and playing record and is a highly sought after coach due to his knowledge and experience. The club believes Greg is...

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2013 Finals match reports

2013 Finals match reports

The Blue and Gold army were out in force on a glorious Saturday for the second weekend of Hockey Victoria finals. The Under 12 Pennant (North West) side played brilliantly to win the premiership in front of a big crowd of both Altona and Footscray parents, friends and...

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the prez sez…

the prez sez…

Join us for another edition of the Prez Sez... featuring our internationals Chris Porter and Neel Marí Garcia!

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Seagulls Girls do it for their Hockeyroo

Altona's Womens Premier League side honoured its first home-grown Hockeyroo in a milestone game on Saturday, recording its third victory of the season over Toorak-East Malvern at Grant Reserve. Danielle Schubach playing in her 100th premier league match was dominant...

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Premier League Double Header Weekend

To round out the Premier League season our men and women will be playing a double header at home.  It will be a huge weekend at the Snakepit with the chance for both teams to sign off in style after many ups and downs throughout the year. Saturday also marks Danielle...

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